Donnerstag, 11. Juni 2009

Postdoctoral Position in Solid State NMR/Materials Science of Renewable Energy

Postdoctoral Position in Solid State NMR/Materials Science of Renewable Energy

A one-year postdoctoral research position, renewable for two additional years, is available at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

The research program concerns solid state NMR of materials being evaluated for electrochemical energy storage and conversion,including transition metal oxides and polymer electrolytes for lithium battery or fuel cell applications. Current and future work includes collaborative projects with U.S. National Labs and U.S. and international universities on materials for renewable energy technologies.

The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or engineering, and significant experience with standard solid state NMR techniques (e.g. CP/MAS) as well as pulsed field gradient diffusion methods. In addition to research, responsibilities include assisting in the training of graduate and undergraduate research students, and routine magnet/spectrometer upkeep. Facilities include a Varian 500 Inova with solid state rack and MAS probes, a Varian Direct Digital Drive 300 with widebore magnet and gradient channel, a Chemagnetics CMX 300 with gradient channel and pfg probes, a homebuilt high pressure NMR system, a Tecmag Apollo NMR system with 90 MHz permanent magnet (for paramagnetic materials), and access to the NY Structural Biology NMR Center housed at nearby City College (

Interested persons should send a CV and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to Prof. Steve Greenbaum, Department of Physics, Hunter College of CUNY, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065; or preferably by e-mail: